Big crowds at Science Night in Birkenfield
Birkenfield More visitors than previous years at the UCB event.
The Birkenfield Environmental Campus (UCB) was delighted to receive nearly 200 registrations for Science Night. “We have more visitors this time than in previous years. 200 registrations is a lot for an event of this type,” explains Kristen Goertz, Head of Press and Public Relations on campus. “For this event, professors who participate in a research class are asked to submit their latest findings,” Görtz explains. Clock themes appear automatically.
Professor Peter Fischer-Stabile began the lecture series with his presentation on the representation of dynamic environmental processes in the form of graphs, maps and animations. Using various examples such as heavy rainfall in Arthal 2021 or the development of erosion in the Saar Ring, show how the landscape changes depending on space and time.
This was followed by Professor Dirk Lauer, who discussed the new property tax. Compare the different models from state to state and predict how they will affect the city’s landscape in the future: One conceivable scenario is that cities are being built more densely.
Professor Gregor Hogers concluded by showing that if solar and wind energy is to be used primarily in Germany in 2050, hydrogen must be used as an alternative energy source for these weather-dependent systems. He previously described some hydrogen production processes and their potential applications as an opportunity for a more sustainable energy supply.
In the evening’s final presentation, Professor Tilmann Kozak addressed the topic of supply security in Germany, which is now based on new legal grounds due to the lack of gas supplies from Russia. According to the law, operators of power supply networks are responsible for providing their customers with adequate supplies. However, in emergency situations, preference may be given to some clients, such as healthcare facilities.
Some visitors missed the live exchange. High school graduate Julian Kesler, for example, would have liked to have a personal interview with a professor afterward, but that didn’t happen. “I liked the lectures themselves, mainly because they were pleasantly short. However, I did not understand some of the topics and had more questions.” Luca Hartkorn was interested in sustainable transformation and hoped for a scientific dispute. The student notes: “Unfortunately, I didn’t get enough exchange in the large group,” he added, “but I think it would be nice if the researchers were given a stage to present their results that evening. I will attend the event again.”
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